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Sunday, 18 August 2013 16:38

New Site For Online Tutors, a new online-tutoring website has launched to provide online tutors with a slick environment with which to tutor their students. It offers an area where students can access course materials and activities provided by the tutor (just like a school or college VLE), as well as built in video conferencing with a whiteboard for live interaction with documents, such as exam papers. This means tutors can provide the same service online as they would with a home visit, saving the cost and hassle of travelling and gives their students 24 hour access to all the materials. It is also FREE
Neuroscientists have reported that they have mapped the physical architecture of intelligence in the brain. Theirs is one of the largest and most comprehensive analyses so far of the brain structures vital to general intelligence and to specific aspects of intellectual functioning, such as verbal comprehension and working memory.
We all have  positive memories of personal events that are a delight to recall, and painful recollections that we would rather forget. A new study reveals that what we do with our emotional memories and how they affect us has a lot to do with our gender, personality and the methods we use (often without awareness) to regulate our feelings.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 05:00

Overcoming obsessive-compulsive disorder

Did I remember to lock the back door? Did I turn off the stove? Were the lights still on when I left the house this morning? Such minor doubts are part our daily mental chatter. But for the over 650,000 Canadians who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), thoughts along these lines can lead to compulsive checking — a potentially debilitating behaviour that keeps the sufferer locked in an endless cycle of fear and doubt.
Does the growing number of psychiatric disorder diagnoses have an effect on people with mental illnesses? According to a new study, as definitions of mental illnesses become broader, people who show signs of depression and other common...
Friday, 06 April 2012 05:00

Are Homophobes Gay Themselves?

Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates. The study is the first to document the role that both parenting and sexual orientation play in the formation of intense and visceral fear of homosexuals, including self-reported homophobic attitudes, discriminatory bias, implicit hostility towards gays, and endorsement of anti-gay policies.
In a study examining the relationship between physical activity and physical function, researchers from Australia discovered that older adults who experienced any level of psychological distress were more than four times more likely to experience functional limitation than those...
Thursday, 05 April 2012 04:00

Do Genes Make Us Fat

—While high-fat foods are thought to be of universal appeal, there is actually a lot of variation in the extent to which people like and consume fat. A new study in the March issue of the Journal of Food Science,published by the Institute of Food Technologists, reported that two specific genes may play a role in some people's ability to taste and enjoy fat...
Low doses of a commonly used atypical antipsychotic drug improved survival in a mouse model of anorexia nervosa, University of Chicago researchers report this month. The result offers promise for a common...
Researchers have turned up a new clue to the workings of a possible environmental factor in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs): fathers were four times more likely than mothers to transmit tiny,...
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